News for the Hospitality Executive
David Scott Named as Lecturer for The Hotel School Sydney in
February 2012 - The Hotel School Sydney begins the new academic year with an addition to the academic staff - Lecturer David Scott - whose teaching subjects will be Contemporary Tourism Issues and Conventions, Meetings and Exhibitions Management. Holding a Masters in Tourism and in the process of completing his PhD, which investigates everyday practices and how they construct and mediate tourism spaces and performances, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, David brings wide-ranging experience teaching tourism, hospitality and events at University of Otago, New Zealand
His Hospitality Industry career has included operations management at hotels in Australia, the UK and New Zealand, including Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland and St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff, the first 5 star hotel in Wales.
His career experiences led him to think more about the social and cultural aspects of the Hospitality Industry and latterly his teaching has focused on marketing, tourism and international tourism labour markets. His research interests reflect his broad background, recent publications including work on farmer's markets and hotel spaces. His current research examines how the rhythms of the banal and quotidian act to (re)configure tourists’ everyday performances. This research takes a multi-disciplinary approach to consider how developing an understanding of the multiple mobilities hidden by the taken-for-grantedness of the everyday may allow us to question concepts such as 'home' and 'away'.
David is also interested in developing an understanding of how the power of the individual to affect their everyday, and how they are affected by the everyday world around them, is implicated in constructing various, often contested, social identities. These include those of, for example, 'hosts' and 'guests'.
Further research interests include the mobilities of hospitality and tourism workers, events-driven tourism, and tourist behaviour, including a developing interest in the importance of the senses and sensual to the tourist experience.
The Hotel School Sydney, a unique partnership between Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia’s portfolio of hotels and lifestyle properties, is situated in Sydney’s CBD, close to Circular Quay and teaches a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management degree, with opportunity for postgraduate studies. It is becoming increasingly recognised internationally as a leading centre of academic research into the fast-paced hospitality Industry.
According to THSS Director of Studies, Paul Weeks, “David’s multi - disciplinary and eclectic research interests and expertise in both the hospitality and tourism domains further strengthens The Hotel School Sydney’s strong academic team and international reputation. David’s industry work and extensive travel experiences will provide a currency for our students, in the classroom as well as in higher degree supervision and research.”
THSS General Manager Julie Orton says she is “exceptionally pleased to have David on board. We share a fascination with international labour market trends in tourism.”
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